OK – so here we go. I am sadly technically challenged, but I know that I need to do this. As with many things in my life, I am learning as I go.

God has given me a passion for writing that began when I was very small…literally. In elementary school I learned that I like to put my huge imagination down on paper just for fun. As a teenager, I added prose and poetry and found that it was a great outlet for teenage drama, and I discovered that writing helped me learn about me. As an adult I know that writing helps me see who I am and who I long to be in Christ. The gap in between those two points is where God is working, and it is also a place that is continually covered by His love and grace.

The title of this blog is a description of what is happening in my life at this time. God is “chipping away” at my walls. Sometimes gently and lovingly, and other times quite forcefully, yet still lovingly. And when I say I am a work in progress…that should be all capital letters. WORK. My walls are thick, hard, and reinforced with all manner of materials in a completely lame effort to protect myself from…well, most everything.

So you are invited along for this journey to parts unknown. I’m not driving. God is. So feel free to come along for the ride…I can promise it will be at least somewhat entertaining as you learn along with me what God has planned for this new endeavor.

Published by laurismith88

I have always enjoyed writing. Seeing my heart on a page helps me learn about God, about life, and about me. God has called me to take this passion to the next level by sharing it. My hope is that as you read what God has laid on my heart to share, you will be positively impacted.

5 thoughts on “Launch!

  1. Laurie, You know that I’m along for the ride also. I’ve always appreciated your Adult Choir Newsletter and this will be an additional post to look forward to. May I share my DailyBible quote that came up on my phone this a.m. It goes hand in hand with your comment that you are not driving, God is. 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 – 17 “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.”

  2. Jaimye thinks that I’m just, “Way out there!” But you only pass this way “Once!” So go with grace and humility. Years ago when our last child, Jaimye, left home to go off to her big adventure in Austin and school . . . and that’s another story in itself that we learned to let go and let God have his way! That “empty nest syndrom” ate me up inside and I was just lost without direction. You literally have to refocus on what’s important in your life. God always has the better plan! I learned to blog, but 20 years ago you didn’t blog . . . you wrote, “Dear Diary.” My how times have changed and you will have a following!

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